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  • Diana Brandt

Mountain Shadows Staycation

I love doing staycations! Especially during our hot summer. It always helps to break up the heat and distract me from my skin catching on fire. Mountain Shadows was kind enough to let me stay at their new resort for 2 nights and enjoy all that they have to offer. Lucky for me, that included a lot of food and a little dip in the hot tub. I would have enjoyed the pool but I got that crazy weekend where it rained, that's ok, I took the opportunity to go get a manicure/pedicure instead.

From the outside, Mountain Shadows doesn't look like much, except for some interesting architecture. You'd be surprised to find that inside is a clean and comforting style that will put you immediately into a calm state of mind. The service is wonderful, you'll be greeted immediately and taken care of quickly. If you have any issues, they're ready to get you what you need, from a toothbrush to a roll away bed, you can even text them for anything you might need.

Hearth '61 is their main place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and bites in the 'living room.' The space is cool and the food is hearty. My favorite dinner items are the warm duck confit to start and the chilled jumbo shrimp. For entrees try the Short Rib agnolotti or the tenderloin of beef with a side of polenta a la plancha or heirloom cauliflower. For dessert, the bread pudding is out of this world!

The next morning after resting our heads on the comfy pillows and enjoying a late start, we headed to the patio for brunch. The banana ricotta pancakes were light and pillowy and the eggs benedict with a side of fruit, was the perfect way to start the day. There's no spa at the resort, although you can head to the Sanctuary by shuttle to use their services. There is however, a golf course, that you could spend your afternoon on, if you don't want to hang around the pool.

If you're planning to have lunch, the burger and crispy fries were the way to go for me! For dinner that night, I couldn't consume an entire meal, so I went to the 'living room' for a few bites. The chips with queso, artisan cheese selection with charcuterie were all that I needed before heading back to my room and placing my room service order for breakfast the next morning.

I highly suggest you order room service, I had the stuffed french toast and the steel-cut oatmeal with a pot of coffee and some OJ. Oh man, it was such a nice way to end our stay. For more pictures and contact information head over here. You can go to the resort at anytime for the food but if you're looking to book a stay head to their website here:

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